Welcoming Week

A County of Neighbors.

MCAEL, Takoma Park Mobilization group, Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center, Office of Councilmember Gabe Albornoz, English Now, Washington Center for International Education, Identity Inc., and other community stakeholders are teaming up for Welcoming Week September 13-22, 2019. 

Welcoming Week is a Welcoming America initiative to build strong connections across communities and affirm the benefits of welcoming everyone. Welcoming America is leading a movement of inclusive communities becoming more prosperous by making everyone who lives there know they belong.

A door leads people into homes, businesses, communities and opportunities. In Montgomery County we welcome people and build bridges among neighbors, and we open doors. 

Through this project we invite people, organizations and groups to adopt a door and describe how they work to open doors to their neighbors. We will be using doors as conversation starters and symbolic markers in the county.  

Would you like to adopt a door and/or be a part of this project?
Adopting a door would entail taking a door (we supply the door), decorating/designing it with messages/images of welcome. The door should be ready to display at your organization/business for the week of September 13-22, 2019.

For more information contact mcasanas@mcael.org. *Door supply is made possible through generous support of Community Forklift.

To apply for a door click here.
Door guide
Door Flyer

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